Most Reverend Daniel E. Flores

Bishop Flores

Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores, S.T.D.

Most Reverend Daniel E. Flores was appointed in 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI as the Sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, and was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Corpus Christi by Bishop Rene H. Gracida in 1988.

Bishop Flores was born in 1961 in Palacios, Texas. In 1981, he entered Holy Trinity Seminary, an institution associated to the University of Dallas and received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy in 1983, and a Masters of Divinity in 1987.  He completed work on doctoral dissertation in Sacred Theology at the Angelicum in 2000 and returned to Corpus Christi that year, and was appointed Chancellor of the Diocese of Corpus Christi by Bishop Edmond Carmody. In October 2006, Pope Benedict XVI named him Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Detroit, in Michigan. On December 9, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Flores as the Sixth Bishop of Brownsville. He was installed on February 2, 2010 at the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle – National Shrine, and was the third native Texan to serve the Rio Grande Valley as Bishop.

Bishop Flores is a member of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and currently serves as member to the following committees: Committee on Communications, Committee on Doctrine, Committee for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Affairs, Sub-Committee for the Promotion & Defense of Marriage, and Committee on Migration. He is also Chairman of the International Dominican Foundation and member of The Catholic University of America.

Bishop Flores, biography